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Note: This is a hard to use theme for beginners. To use this theme properly, follow all steps below about how to create a custom panel on your wallpaper.

This theme contains 3 emerald themes.
ffuu (Preview 1)
ffuu 2 (Preview 2)
SquareGlass - [link]

The gtk theme is a mod of Zuki with all colors set to #EEEEEE to match the emerald borders. New scrollbar and other minor changes has also been added.

HOW TO INSTALL THE GTK AND EMERALD THEMES
GTK
1. Install the package p7zip.
2. Double-click on the ffuu.7z file to open it in file-roller.
3. Extract the ffuu-folder to /home/your username/.themes
4. Go to System->Preferences->Appearance and click on the Customize button to select your preferred controls, window border, icon and cursor theme. (In this case it's ffuu.)

EMERALD
1. Install emerald.
2. Press ALT+F2 and type emerald --replace
3. Go to System->Preferences->Emerald theme manager.
4. Click on the import button to import the .emerald files.
5. Select a theme from the list.

Note: If you like emerald and want to use it as your main window manager you can add the command to your compiz settings or startup applications. If you want to switch back to the standard window manager press ALT+F2 and type gtk-window-decorator --replace (or metacity --replace if it can't find gtk-window-decorator.)

HOW TO USE A CUSTOM PANEL

As you can see in my preview image I've added a custom panel. Gnome-panel unfortunately can't handle real transparency without making it all look like a frellwit. We can work around this by embedding some graphics on our wallpaper, making it look like real transparency.

For this to work you need to have GIMP installed.
Ubuntu users - Open a terminal and type: sudo apt-get install gimp You also need a GIMP plugin call Liquid Rescale: sudo apt-get install gimp-plugin-registry
Other users - [link]

### THE IMAGE ###

1. Locate the panel.png file in this theme's directory.

2. Open the PNG-file in GIMP.

3. Go to Layer > Liquid Rescale.

4. Enter your screen width in the Width area and then resize the image.
(The "chain" icon next to the values needs to be "open". If it's locked, just click on it. It should be open by default though.)

5. Press CTRL+A (or Select > All.) Copy the image and paste it on your wallpaper of choice.
Important: Your wallpaper must have the same width and height as your desktop resolution.

6. Move the pasted layer to the top and then save your new wallpaper as whatever.png.

Optional advanced step: If you want the background behind your panel blurred or a bit darkened you can use the "magic wand" tool. Select the panel layer, then use the magic wand to select the empty area below the panel. Invert your selection and copy a panel look-a-like part from your wallpaper, then paste it as a new layer. Now you can experiment with layer styles and blur.

### THE PANEL ###

(Make sure your panel is set to 24px in height.)

1. Go to the directory where you installed the theme. Open the panel.rc file.

2. Put a # in front of bg_pixmap[NORMAL] so it will look like this:
#bg_pixmap[NORMAL] = "/Panel/panel-bg.png" # Disable for normal panel backgrounds.
Then save the document.

3. Right-click on your panel and select properties. Go to the Background tab and select Solid color. Move the Style slider all the way to the left.

4. And you're done! Enjoy your fake transparent panel. :p

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Preview image information:

Wallpapers: Personal modifications of [link]
Icons: AwOken
Fonts: Myriad semibold condensed, Georgia
Pics: Christian Bale, [link]
Docky theme: [link]
Apps: Opera, nautilus (elementary), xfce4-terminal, docky, gnome-globalmenu, mousepad
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:iconbhoszliit:
bhoszliit Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
What image viewer you use?
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:iconsemashmd:
semashmd Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Sometimes I used Squared Glass Emerald theme from the archive
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:iconsasosito:
Sasosito Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great theme ;)
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:iconcharsibevda:
CharsiBevda Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Whaa.. this is flippin amazing!
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:icontherealjonathan:
therealjonathan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Metacity port (for GNOME-Shell)?
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:iconcha0sfr3ak:
Cha0sFR3AK Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
can you send me your system font please !?
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:iconyayamii:
yayamii Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Beautiful, clean, delightful!!! I`m going to use this "panel", may be forever?
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:icontoricorn:
Toricorn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
I didn't get the GTK theme to work :S
It doesn't show up in the Appearance customize window :S
Please help D:
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:iconneo-knight-037:
neo-knight-037 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Note: too though's who have found themselves here, and also like me have found no end to this madness to get this theme to work correctly.
After completing the provided links directions correctly, just restart your system and "wha-la!!!".

[link]

Thanks to all who have created this theme, just needed some simple instructions, no hard feelings, just did not want it to go unappreciated, cheers!
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:icontrebawa:
Trebawa Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I've noticed that gnome-panel can handle PNG backgrounds now! Finally, real transparency!
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:iconmloodszy:
Mloodszy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Can you share the wallpaper?
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:iconburbujazzverdezz:
burbujazzverdezz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Thanks for this "how to", it really works
I am on Ubuntu 10.10
Cheers from México :D !
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:iconnomadicrm:
nomadicrm Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
I followed the instructions to installing gtk+ themes. I got to extraction of the 7z file but the file isn't located customize settings. Am I missing something here?
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:iconnicolajreck:
Nicolajreck Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
How the hell to i remove that drop shadow from the panel? :S
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:iconmito94:
Mito94 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
very very awesome theme!!
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:iconthedexter1111:
TheDexter1111 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
so nice, im installing this tonight! thanks for all your hard work! much appreciated :+fav:
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:iconnarcot1c:
Narcot1c Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
With what Linux destro can this be used. I'm thinking over to reinstall my windows 7 but have to clue how to work with linux at all :X
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:iconh2o4life:
H2O4Life Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
hey will it work on 10.10 beta of linux
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:iconh2o4life:
H2O4Life Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
btw i m a new linux user with 0 experience
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:iconacid7:
AciD7 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
looks coool but m beginner so no idea how to xD .
says archieve not supported probably m in 64 bit dats y?
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:iconsevenposses:
Sevenposses Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't get it :D
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:icondinozaur1982:
dinozaur1982 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
excellent!
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:icondinozaur1982:
dinozaur1982 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
excellent!
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:iconsheldsen:
Sheldsen Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student General Artist
hey, how do u disable the drop shadow on the panel while using emerald?
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:iconmadxkitten:
madxkitten Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
bloody Bateman... :stab:
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:iconrocker9455:
rocker9455 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
One more thing, How do you change the colour of the wall?
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:icontsutaebanashi:
Tsutaebanashi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can do that by opening the wallpaper with GIMP and going to Colors > Hue-Saturation... :D
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:iconrocker9455:
rocker9455 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Thanks, I only just got started in GIMP, just learning my way around :)
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:icontsutaebanashi:
Tsutaebanashi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's all good. :D anytime!
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:iconrocker9455:
rocker9455 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Wow, Thanks for the tutorial about custom panel! Awesome.
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:iconhadret:
hadret Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Bright panel version would be great! (:
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:icongarrappachc:
garrappachc Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome.
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:iconskrell:
Skrell Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
absolutely brilliant! Would you be willing to release the image file(s) you used to make this as i'd LOVE to turn it into a true transparency theme! I'd give you full credit of course!
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:iconqx13:
qx13 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Nce
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:iconalecive:
alecive Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010   Interface Designer
Awesome work!! :D
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:iconpalobo:
palobo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Freakin awesome as all your themes are!!!!

Cheers,
PL
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:iconkrtsukasa:
krTsukasa Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Great theme! I modified the emerald theme for ffuu2 slightly to match the button layout of Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (which I've grown attached too).

[link]
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:iconmrfaemir:
mrfaemir Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, one of your best for sure.
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:iconharan-hockey:
haran-hockey Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Pretty cool! Also, how do you mod your wallpapers, because this mod is awesome.
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:iconpurpler:
Purpler Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
way too boring
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:iconthales-img:
thales-img Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Student General Artist
awesome!
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:iconaretusukusu:
Aretusukusu Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
TRY GETTING A RESERVATION AT DORSIA NOW YOU FUCKING STUPID BASTARD

Nice Shot btw.
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:iconkastoob:
kastoob Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
You are one awesome dude! :D
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:iconleonardomdq:
leonardomdq Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Nice one! thanks buddy :D
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:iconmashsmelo:
mashsmelo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
klockrent! :)
fan älskar dina verk.. du är jävligt mäktig! :)
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:iconxxsk8ergirl17xx:
xxsk8ergirl17xx Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Awesome I love it , it's got me thinking of installing lenux :D
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:iconxxsk8ergirl17xx:
xxsk8ergirl17xx Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Linux * :S
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:iconrocker9455:
rocker9455 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
I installed ubuntu when i saw zuki and docky - i thought: "Thats soo much cleaner than 7, by windows!"
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:iconxxsk8ergirl17xx:
xxsk8ergirl17xx Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
yeah , i installed ubuntu like for 3 days and i love it but i can't run any of my favourites programs so i'm back to 7 :D
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Izobalax Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Seriously lovely work.

/izo\
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